We’ve Been Here Before

The electronics industry has been here before, and it will be here again. Natural disasters and supply chain disruption are a fact of doing business in a global economy. Every company in this global industry has some link to Japan. First and foremost, we all must think of the people affected by this disaster. No…

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Digi-Key Sells Richtek Products

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Richtek Technology Corporation, one of the world's top 10 analog IC companies, today announced the two companies have signed a global distribution agreement. Products from Richtek are…

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National Introduces WEBENCH Processor

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM – News) today kicked off the Avnet (NYSE:AVT – News) Design Strategies for ARM Systems Design Summit in Santa Clara with the introduction of its new WEBENCH® Processor Power Architect, the industry's first online design tool to model and optimize power supplies for Atmel Corporation and Freescale…

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Mouser Wins Distribution Partner Award

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global design engineering resource for semiconductors and electronic components, has won ON Semiconductor’s 2010 New Product Introduction (NPI) Distribution Partner of the Year Award. ON Semiconductor is known as a premier supplier of high-performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics. Mouser was measured against its…

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C&D Completes Reverse Stock Split

BLUE BELL, Pa. — C&D Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it filed an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to decrease the number of authorized shares of the Company's common stock, par value $.01 per share (“Common Stock”), from 600,000,000 to 25,000,000 (the “Authorized Share Reduction”). The Amendment…

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STMicroelectronics Appoints New Senior Execs

GENEVA — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced new appointments to its executive management team. Fabio Gualandris has rejoined ST as Corporate Vice President, Director Product Quality Excellence, reporting directly to Carlo Bozotti, President and CEO of ST. Gualandris is responsible for addressing product-quality matters…

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TI’s Japan Factory Suffers Damage

DALLAS, Texas — After a preliminary assessment, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today said its manufacturing site in Miho, Japan, about 40 miles northwest of Tokyo, suffered substantial damage during last Friday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake. The company estimates it will reinstate production in stages, beginning with several lines in May and returning the factory to…

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Kemet Operating Despite Earthquake

GREENVILLE, S.C. — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that its operations have not been affected following Friday's magnitude 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that left towns and villages in Japan devastated. “In response to many inquiries from both our customers as well…

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